Conquest of St. Christopher Medal

Object Number: 
INV.10780
Date: 
1666
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 1 5/8 in. ( 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, below bust truncation, at lower center: "J.MAVGER. F."
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing nude bust of Louis XIV facing right with legend: "LUDOVICUS XIIII . REX CHRISTIANISSIMUS." Reverse depicts seated figure of Native American woman, holding shield of France; shield of Britain at her feet; at her left is a tobacco plant; legend above: "COLONIA FR. STABILITA."; inscription in exergue: "ANGL. EX INSULA ST. CHRISTOP./EXTURBAT./M.DC.LXVI."
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Creative: Tronvig Group